Tips, tricks and tutorials for professional video producers, filmmakers, directors and camera operators.
Light wands are an excellent, easy-to-use light source on set. Here are some cheap alternatives to the expensive brands.
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Dialogue-heavy moments of character interaction can quickly bog down a film’s pacing. Energize those situations with a cinematic shot reverse shot.
Explore the explosive stunt work of 87Eleven Action Design, a studio that’s established two of Hollywood’s most in-demand directors.
Learn how to quickly and easily replace watermarked audio tracks with the real thing in Premiere Pro.
Framing can often make or break a great shot. Here are a few of the most common framing mistakes made by cinematographers.
No filmmaker wants to find themselves going into overtime on set. These five production tips will help you avoid going over time and over budget.
A well-composed frame within a frame can fracture screen space, add depth, and create visual interest in your cinematic compositions.
Fog machines and hazers are some of the most widely used tricks of the trade on film sets, but they certainly aren’t the only way to give your footage a soft hazy look. Here are a few other ways to pull it off.
Anamorphic footage has become synonymous with the “Hollywood” look, which has many independent filmmakers using anamorphic lenses as a means to add production value to their projects. Here’s how you can too.
The Sony a7S II is one of the most popular mirrorless cameras on the market for video, but it calls for some extra color grading in post to get the footage looking just right. Here’s how you can get great results.
Add some day-to-day reality into your next video project by including eye-catching on-screen text message visuals. Here’s how to do it the right way.